KuKa is coming…but where??
Satisfied customers that want to take their inflight connectivity experience further afield appear to be driving the Ku/Ka offering from Viasat. And it should be online sooner than not, according to President & COO Rick Baldridge.
Kuwait Airways selects Panasonic Avionics for A330neo IFE
Kuwait Airways expects to bring the Airbus A330-800 into service during Q2 2020. While few details are available about the configuration, Panasonic Avionics confirmed this week that its X series inflight entertainment system will be on board when the planes are delivered.
FuboTV, Viasat deliver more live TV in flight
Looking for more live streaming video content in the skies? FuboTV offers more than 100 channels on its platform and they soon could be available on board aircraft equipped with the Viasat inflight wifi connectivity system.
Simplicity speeds LATAM’s premium economy deployment fleet-wide
Bringing a new class of service online is a major effort for any airline. LATAM Airlines' new premium economy deployment is staggered, but rolling it out across the entire operation less than half a year after the decision was made is mighty impressive. Keeping the options simple overall helped the airline to reach this goal.
Other Industry News
David Neeleman's New Airline is Officially Called Breeze; Here's Everything He Told Me About It (Across the Aisle) – Cranky Flier
As the newest David Neeleman airline inches closer to reality we're starting to learn more about the operation. It officially has a name and some planes and a theoretical route plan ready.
American Airlines signs GOL as codeshare partner in South America, expands Miami service
American Airlines and Brazil's GOL will establish a reciprocal codeshare agreement and frequent flyer program partnership. The deal is expected to open 20 additional South American destinations to the AA network and deliver more that 30 US destinations to the GOL route map. As part of the move American also announced a dozen new flights at its Miami hub, the primary gateway to Latin America.
AirAsia’s Tony Fernandes, Din Meranun caught up in Airbus bribery scandal
Last week's news that Airbus will pay nearly $4 billion in penalties associated with a long-running bribery investigation was huge. This week AirAsia CEO Tony Fernandes and Chairman Din Meranun find themselves caught up in the scandal as well. And now there's concern other carriers and executives could also find themselves in the mess.